There’s no denying the natural wonder surrounding the trails through Shubie Park, the kind of close-by resource that makes living in Halifax a marvelous thing. Check out the Shubenacadie Canal, once a part of a Mikmaq waterway connecting the harbour to Cobequid Bay and the Bay of Fundy. If the history doesn’t immediately appeal, or maybe biking the kilometres of trail has taken it out of you, there’s Lake Charles for swimming and a campground to party, uh, hang out in.
First runner up: Salt Marsh
Second runner up: Whopper Drop